Adaptive reuse of structures is all about giving the old and discarded buildings a sparkling new lease on life while capturing their remarkable past and unique personality. Located in the loevely city of Italy is a vivacious and brilliant modern home laced with eclectic beauty and vintage charm! This ingenious residence was once a convent that was carefully restored and converted into its present glorious form by the creative folks at Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design.
The much applauded and somewhat enigmatic Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre was designed by Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects. The centre’s sloping grass roof cleverly affords sweeping views of Ireland’s craggy north Antrim coastline. Blending with the surrounding topography the roof allows visitors to walk over the building and includes window panels that expose glimpses of the exhibition space below.
Designed by ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva this house in Juso Portugal is built over three floors (including an underground level). The top floor concrete enclosure accommodates the home’s private spaces and the rooftop affords views of the surrounding area sea and nearby mountains of Sintra.
Few tropical destinations in the world match the stunning islands of Bali both in terms of natural beauty and an array of luxury retreats that will transport you into a world of opulence. This well and truly is the and you will feel like one as you meander through its amazing array of dense forests and pristine beaches.
The horizontal plane of this modern roof structure acts to cover a beautiful bright and spacious pavilion setting that overlooks the surrounding Andes mountain ranges and Santuario de la Naturaleza Valley. Set in Las Condes Santiago in Chile and designed by Max Núñez Arquitectos the pavilion is a space for repose and respite providing a reassuringly tranquil haven.
BT House in Sao Paulo Brazil was designed by Studio Guilherme Torres for the architect himself. A house of blocks one large concrete volume rests atop two two equally large brickwork slabs. This house in Ishikiri is a somewhat unusual and cleverly chaotic three-story family home in Osaka Japan. The top floor master bedroom incorporates a cantilevered balcony area.
Classics such as the and the Artemide Nesso lamp in the living room and Tulip tables and chairs in the dining room ensure that everything looks both curated and classy despite the invigorating mash up of styles.